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this morning on "world news now," disturbing, new details about the prison escape. the two convicted killers still missing and their alleged accomplice facing justice. >> i don't understand how she could help two murderers escape. >> that prison worker joyce mitchell's background and her return to court today. two shark attacks on the same beach in north carolina. the horrifying scenes just 90 minutes apart. the serious injuries and who came to the rescue. political decision. jeb bush makes it official today. he is running for president. how he's setting himself apart from his father and brother in a crowded field of republicans. and warriors advance. we are there for golden state's victory over lebron's cavaliers last night. the excitement leading up to the
nba finals game six. it's monday, june 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm alex perez. >> and i'm marci gonzalez. reena is off and t.j. is on a pretty sweet assignment. >> very sweet assignment and the story that everyone's going to be talking about the next few days, until the next day. >> yeah, absolutely. but we do want to begin with the ongoing manhunt for two escaped killers in new york. >> while there are still no signs of the two men who broke out of a maximum security prison more than a week ago, officials are closer to understanding how they got out. >> meanwhile, a prison worker is in court today on charges she aided the escape. more now from abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: this was not the plan. joyce mitchell, a new york prison employee, in handcuffs in police custody. >> i don't understand how she could help two murderers escape. >> reporter: but now we're learning what the 51-year-old told detectives during the days before her arrest about the plan to break out richard matt and
david sweat and why she did not live up to her role in the final escape. >> there's a line, and when the line is stepped over, then action has to be taken. >> reporter: it allegedly started months ago with mitchell bringing things to sweat and matt. in december, it was eyeglasses with headlights and batteries. eventually, it would be tools like hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch, and a screwdriver bit. she also agreed to be the getaway driver. mitchell was supposed to meet the escapees at the powerhouse near the prison, then drive seven hours away. she wasn't told the exact location, just that it would be wooded and they would need a vehicle with four-wheel drive. but she didn't show that up night. instead, the 51-year-old checked into a hospital the day of the to escape. since then, she's been cooperating with officials. >> law enforcement was trying to get as much information as possible from her before charging her, because once she's charged, she'll hire a lawyer and she won't speak any further.
>> reporter: while the new information sheds light on how they got out, it does not appear to be helping police figure out where the convicted murderers are now. phillip mena abc news, west plattsburgh, new york. the parent of a man who attacked a dallas police headquarters this weekend say their son didn't get the help he needed but james boulware had a history of violent confrontations even before this weekend's siege. investigators believe he bought this armored van on ebay and then sprayed the building with bullets. boulware was killed by a police sniper. no one else was injured. now to the north carolina shore, where two victims are recovering from life-threatening shark bites. the separate attacks happened less than 90 minutes apart. a 12-year-old girl lost part of her right arm and might lose her leg. a 16-year-old boy lost his left arm. and there was another shark attack just three days earlier. residents say they have never seen anything like this. >> estimate six to eight foot. no, seven to eight.
blood in the water coming over with the whitewash. kid was in shock. he was still coherent. >> both kids are out of surgery and their conditions have been upgraded to fair. the beaches will be back open today, but lifeguards are, of course, warning people to be cautious. >> there's also a new danger on the gulf coast beaches, a flesh-eating bacteria linked to shellfish. at least seven people have been infected just in florida and two have died. the bacteria enters the bloodstream through open cuts or scrapes and it loves warm saltwater. in biloxi mississippi, earlier this year 25-year-old jennifer mcleland lost her leg after becoming infected. >> the doctors woke me up and told me i didn't have a leg. >> the disease can also be contracted by eating raw or improperly cooked shellfish or just coming into contact with it. people with weakened immune systems are the most at risk. pressure is mounting for the head of the naacp chapter in spokane as questions swirl about her racial identity.
rachel dolezal has canceled the group's local meeting that was set for tonight. she was expected to address allegations that she has been passing herself off as an african american. two of dolezal's adopted brothers are the latest family members to insist she is really white, and some naacp members are outraged. >> i don't think she is worthy to be a leader. so, in my opinion, we are going to ask that she resign, step down. >> dolezal's brother says she asked him not to blow her cover. he compared her transformation to living in blackface. turning to politics, jeb bush making it official today. the former florida governor will formally announce that he is running for president, hoping to follow his father and brother into the oval office, but he's playing down his famous family name. more now from abc's tom lamas. >> reporter: on monday a big
name set to enter the big field of republicans who want to be president. >> so many people could do so much better if we fixed a few things. >> reporter: jeb bush out with a new campaign video announcing in miami, florida, the city where he lives, the state where he was a two-term governor. he says he's his own man. no sign of that famous last name in his new campaign logo. but will america buy a third bush? jeb thinks so. in the last six months likely raising a record amount of money, but also stumbling along the way. >> on the subject of iraq -- >> yep. >> obviously very controversial. knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion? >> i would have and so would have hillary clinton, just to remind everybody and so would have almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got. >> reporter: governor bush later said he misheard the question. >> i would not have engaged. i would not have gone into iraq. >> reporter: this will be the first time bush faces an election since 2002.
some people are saying you're rusty because it's been so long since you've run for office. do you think that's fair? >> you've seen the test drives. i'll let you be the judge of that. >> reporter: one potential rival governor chris christie telling george this week he's politically tougher than jeb. >> i think i'm combat-ready for washington, d.c., and you need to be. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. and hillary clinton spent much of the weekend appealing to voters in iowa and offering the president advice on international trade. clinton urged president obama to protect american workers and push for higher wages while seeking the best possible trade agreement with the pacific rim nations. she said the president could use the trade fight to his advantage if he listens to democratic leader nancy pelosi and focuses on a path forward. former u.s. senator jim webb is also addressing voters in iowa. the virginia democrat kicked off a three-day tour at a flag day event last night, but he made no mention of plans to formally announce a run for the white house. webb says he's close to making a decision but is not ready to put a date on it yet.
well in case you're wondering precisely where t.j. is, he's on a pretty sweet plum assignment. he was there at nba finals game five last night. >> t.j. watched as the golden state warriors closed in on a championship, taking a 3-2 lead in the series. t.j., good morning, my friend. >> reporter: all right, marci, alex. well we didn't know how this thing was going to work out, right? but here we are. we just wrapped up game five and it once again did not disappoint. these two teams, these aren't storied franchises, all right? the warriors and the cavs. this isn't celtics/lakers, necessarily, but they are putting on a show, no doubt, for the ages. it's hard to imagine that each game gets better than the last, but from my seat, certainly, this evening, this was probably the most entertaining game of the series so far. now, here we are. the warriors have put themselves in a position now. they are one win away from the first championship in the franchise's history, in the past 40 years, i should say. haven't seen one in 40 years. they haven't been to the finals
in 40 years. but now we're going back to cleveland. and what's on the line for cleveland? their first championship ever. their local boy, their native son, beautiful story. lebron came home, but can he bring the championship home? we don't know, but it's hard to imagine this series getting any better than it has been. again, not storied franchises, but they are writing their own story and making their own history right now. the place is still a bit abuzz. the folks here in oakland can put on a show like none other. this crowd is insane. feels like mostly a college game, but this was a blast. we are going back to cleveland. who knows if we'll have the comeback here for a game seven. so, that's it. you all enjoy the rest of "world news now." i'll see you sooner than later. >> get some rest. thanks, t.j. it's like watching a suspense movie watching the game. it's been that great. >> it was so close, right? >> so close. point for point, shot for shot. it's going to be interesting to see as they head back to cleveland. >> awesome. absolutely.
>> both teams hit some impressive shots last night but none quite like this. >> this comes from australia, more specifically from the top of what's called gordon dam. check this out. oh, my goodness. >> wow. >> he took that shot from just about 460 feet above the hoop. >> the guys who put this together are from a trick shot team called how ridiculous. and well, let's give it to them. that was, as they say, pretty ridic. >> absolutely. but how many tries did it take to pull that one off? >> i have a hard time on the floor, on the ground getting a shot in, so imagine. >> completely. but this is actually not the first time they've done something like this. in 2011 they broke the record for the highest altitude basketball shot, a 219-foot toss off the top of a light tower. so, this is their thing. they're pros at this. >> let's not try because we're not going to make it. >> not at all. well, coming up in "the mix," an unbelievable scene on the golf course and a guy who made an impossible shot look really easy.
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welcome back. that woman sitting on top of her car there after she hydroplaned off interstate 80 in illinois during a torrential downpour. a rescuer made his way out into the water and got the woman off the car. they walked out of the water to safety. look at those pictures. she was just fine. a little freaked out by the whole thing there, as you might imagine. and water also the problem in philadelphia, too much of it in the wrong place. that street -- look at that -- turned into what looked like a river after a large water main broke. more than a dozen cars and several sections of the pavement damaged. crews working to fix the water main so service to the neighborhood could be restored. two people involved in the crash of a small plane in new hampshire are recovering from burns this morning. their plane went down in a wooded area just seconds after taking off from a small air field yesterday. it's not clear what caused the plane to go down and the faa is now investigating. a weekend flight from chicago to london went horribly wrong after a few hours in the air.
the plane made an emergency landing at a military base on the eastern edge of canada. >> and that is where they spent the next 22 hours, with no luggage, no information from the airline. abc's mary bruce has the latest on this nightmare trip. >> reporter: united passengers arriving in london, frustrated, exhausted, and 33 hours late. hundreds of weary travelers fed up after being stranded overnight at a remote air force base in canada, forced to bunk in military barracks after their flight made an emergency landing. >> i don't think i'm ever going to fly united again. >> reporter: united airlines flight 958 took off from chicago o'hare saturday evening headed for london, but three hours into the flight, the plane was forced to turn back, landing in goose bay, canada, because of a mechanical issue. abc news has learned it was a reported vibration issue in the rear of the cabin. >> there should have been enough fuel on board to return to new york or someplace in the states. the fact that they didn't indicates there was some fairly serious problem they were dealing with.
>> reporter: for 22 hours the passengers stayed in military barracks with just a few blankets some in near freezing temperatures. but the crew they stayed at a nearby hotel. united telling abc news in a statement, "hotel space was not available, so we accommodated our customers at a local military base." passengers were furious, one posting this picture on twitter, saying "united crew arrived looking fresh from their comfy night in a hotel. outrageous." >> they didn't tell us what was going to happen, where we're going to go, how they're going to get us to london. >> reporter: they boarded a new plane for newark, and then finally, on to london. now, united has apologized to travelers and refunded their ticket. and travelers tell us they were also given a $500 coupon for future united travel. mary bruce, abc news, newark liberty international airport. >> it's certainly a slap in the face for the passengers right? because the crews coming in from a night of sleep and they were hanging out in the military barracks. >> but i would imagine you want
to have those people rested. and that's the priority there that if somebody should have a hotel room it should be the people flying the plane. >> true but you can imagine the frustration when you think you're going to one place and 22 hours later, you're stuck somewhere else. >> without your luggage. you can't change. you don't have your toothbrush. that's not a have good situation at all. >> very frustrating. >> and one guy said they lost their luggage, too, on top of everything. coming up, befriending his father's killer. two men joined by a violent crime. how forgiveness set them both free. and ahead in our next half hour, drones turning neighbor against neighbor when privacy is invaded. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
that killer. >> but this murderer had a true change of heart, reached out to the family, and revenge turned to forgiveness. abc's linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: it's a hug that never should have happened. phillip robinson's father was shot to death 28 years ago by the man he's embracing, ron hammer. the two men meeting in person for the first time last month, sharing their story with the tennessee church where robinson is a pastor. >> ron, you with us? hey, there you are. >> yes, sir, good morning to you. >> reporter: hammer on parole for the murder joining via skype. in his sermon, robinson talking about the day his father was killed while coming from the bank with $10,000 in cash. >> go outside, there on the sidewalk's my dad. >> reporter: he wanted revenge. >> i wanted him dead, too. >> reporter: but about two decades later, hammer, who had never admitted his guilt, making a life-changing choice. >> i sat down and i wrote your
mother a letter and i told her everything that took place. >> reporter: in a taped message telling churchgoers drug addiction drove him to kill. >> i tried to grab the money, take the money from him. he tried to grab the gun and the gun went off and it took his life. >> reporter: but then getting an answer he never expected. >> i had received a letter back from you. i couldn't finish the letter. it took me several times to finish it because you've forgiven me in the letter. >> reporter: forgiveness, they say, set them both free. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> you know, so often you hear about being able to forgive someone like that and that you should do that, but it's so hard to do. to actually see it, it's amazing. >> right. and they really put that forgiveness in action. so phillip and his mother then testified at the parole hearing for this guy, helped him get out. he's been out since march of this year. >> wow, so it's not just their words, they're actually putting it into action here. >> right. >> you hear about it, but to hear it and feel it and see it, wow. >> yeah, gives me chills. coming up, you think
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new venus® swirl™ ♪ all right, well, now it's time for "the mix," and you're going to want to check this out, marci. bubba watson, professional golfer, 26-year-old, right? take a look at this shot he made. he's practicing for his second major. check it out. while warming up on the greens in washington -- almost impossible shot. he makes it look easy. standing relatively near to the hole, he sends the ball in the opposite direction of where he wants it to go. >> oh, come on. >> look at that. opposite direction. gravity comes into play. >> like it's nothing. >> yeah, makes it look like nothing. opposite direction, right? don't you wish you could do that with everything in life, instead of going right, you go left and end up where you're supposed to be? >> that's amazing. i was on the golf team in high school and i would just miss the ball completely. forget the hole in one. i just wanted to hit the ball
and couldn't make that happen. this is my favorite story of the day, and a lot of people can relate to this, i think. staying up too late to watch the nba finals, going to work the next day probably a little tired. this guy in iceland took a little snooze in the office, thinking no one will notice just a few minutes because he stayed up late. well, his co-workers had way too much fun with it, taking the picture. now he's sleeping on the couch from "friends." at central perk. let's see what else we have here. oh, leonardo dicaprio drawing him on the "titanic." i think we have one more. >> on the clouds. >> so cozy floating away on the clouds. take that as a warning if you're thinking of taking a nap tomorrow. >> that's like leaving your computer plugged in and walking away in front of your co-workers. they're going to take pictures of you or update your status. >> what's going on in the chicago bureau? what's with the weird messages? blaming co-workers. all right. all right, let's talk about that third story we have for you in "the mix." meet 7-year-old squish. right?
squish broke a guinness world record for most high-fives in an hour. >> but, first, can we do the frisbee story? >> oh, the frisbee story. i got excited. i'm sorry. >> you're getting ahead of yourself. let's do the frisbee story here. everyone here pretty much knows how to throw a frisbee, right? just regular toss it? where is this? this is bosnia. they're not familiar with the sport, i guess. and so -- >> just throw it at him, you know? >> haven't quite gotten the method down, or maybe this is just a new form of frisbee. >> can't get it very far when you're tossing like that, when you're lobbing -- >> someone's got to show them how it's done. all right, now let's talk about squish. now let's talk about squish. sorry irks got a little excited. i might want to buy squish some hand sanitizer, because look at what squish did, all right? he's at bonnaroo. he breaks a guinness world record, most high fives in one hour, 2,392 high fives in one hour. you think the kid would be wearing gloves or something. >> no way. that's so cool. made a lot of friends in the process. i love it.
th this morning on "world news now" tough questions about this morning on "world news now" tough questions about two convicted killers and their escape from prison. how did their alleged accomplice help them and for how long? and are police any closer to finding them ten days later? two shark attacks on the same beach in less than two hours. the victims a boy and a girl. their serious injuries, the bloody scene, and how strangers tried to help. racial uproar. the white naacp chapter leader who claimed she was black. the anger building. who's demanding her resignation? and later, mcdreamy's dream. patrick dempsey from "grey's anatomy" performs on the racetrack. his new career revving up in "the skinny" on this monday, june 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
hi, there. good morning everyone. i'm marci gonzalez. >> good morning. i'm alex perez. we're both in this morning for t.j. and reena. >> and our top story this half hour? >> our top story. it's been more than a week since two convicted killers escaped a maximum security prison in upstate new york. >> there is still no sign of the escapees. the prison worker accused of helping them escape will be in court this morning. and an albany newspaper reports they were supposed to kill her husband for her after their escape. abc's phillip mena has more. >> reporter: revealing, new details inside an elaborately planned prison break. district attorney andrew wiley telling abc news prison worker joyce mitchell had been helping richard matt and david sweat plan the escape for months. mitchell describing her interaction with matt to wiley. >> her comments were he was paying attention to her, he was talking to her, he was being nice to her. >> reporter: among the first items mitchell allegedly smuggled into the prison last fall, speed bag boxing gloves
and lighted glasses, possibly similar to these. and eventually, the blades and cutting tools sweat and matt would use to dig out of their cells. mitchell allegedly agreeing to be their getaway driver. the alleged plan? for mitchell to meet the two escaped convicts at this power plant the night of the escape, just blocks from the prison. the two men would climb out from a manhole midway between the two locations. the trio allegedly planning to drive to a place about seven hours away. >> they needed her car because it was a jeep and had four-wheel drive. >> reporter: but mitchell never showed up, instead checking herself into a hospital. she's now behind bars. david sweat and richard matt still on the run. the massive manhunt through these dense woods -- >> we're following up every lead the best we can. >> reporter: and a small return to normalcy for folks here. for the first time since wednesday, school will be back in session. phillip mena, abc news, west plattsburgh, new york. serious injuries from shark
attacks are rare on north carolina beaches, but two within 90 minutes is practically unheard of. the first victim was a 12-year-old girl. she lost part of an arm and may lose her leg. not long after, a 16-year-old boy was bitten and he was only in water up to his waist. other beach-goers then ran over to help. >> pulled off my shirt and i tied it around his arm. and he was screaming, is this real and is this a movie and just kept on screaming. and we laid him on the sand and got him calmed down. >> and the teen also lost an arm. both kids are now out of surgery and their conditions have been upgraded to fair. there was also another shark attack there last week but not quite as serious. on the gulf coast, there's a very different threat at the beach, a flesh-eating bacteria that thrives in warm saltwater this time of year. already this year two people in florida have died, five others infected. it's usually transmitted by
eating infected, raw shellfish. but people with weakened immune systems can pick it up just by bathing with open cuts and scrapes. some members of the naacp are calling for the president of their spokane chapter to resign after she canceled a meeting set for tonight. she was supposed to address allegations that she lied about being black. well, now two of her brothers are disputing her claim. more on the controversy from abc's kendis gibson. >> reporter: shocking allegations from rachel dolezal's own adopted brothers, outright accusing the embattled spokane naacp leader of lying about being black. >> she took me aside when i was over there and told me to make sure that no one found out where she was actually from and for no one to know anything about her previous identity and that she was going to change her identity and for me not to blow her cover. >> reporter: 37-year-old dolezal embroiled in a firestorm of controversy following revelations that she's actually caucasian, despite claiming otherwise on a city of spokane
job application. her brother telling abc news dolezal's transformation from this montana-born and bred blond started years ago. >> she basically totally changed her skin color with makeup, changed her hair, and at one point in time she had her voice a little bit different. >> reporter: the brothers do believe dolezal has done a lot of good for the african american community in spokane. anger, however, rising among some in the local community. at this salon, many expressing their outrage. >> and i would rather her to have been herself than to try to confuse me or deceive me into being something that she's not. >> reporter: dolezal was expected to elaborate about her racial identity at a meeting here monday night in spokane but decided to postpone it, for in her words, continued discussions with naacp leaders. kendis gibson, abc news, spokane. now to news overseas. u.s. air strikes in libya have targeted the mastermind of a deadly attack. the libyan government says the militant leader linked to al qaeda was killed yesterday along
with several others as the u.s. launched a string of 500-pound bombs. the terror suspect had been charged with a 2013 attack on a gas plant in algeria where 35 hostages were killed, including 3 americans. thousands of syrians are in turkey this morning after breaking through a border fence to escape intense fighting. the large surge of refugees took turkish troops by surprise. a chaotic scene unfolded with people throwing their belongings over the fence. others passed babies over barbed wire until there was an opening wide enough to walk through. a chaotic situation this morning in the capital of the former soviet republic of georgia. they're trying to tally up exactly how many zoo animals might still be on the loose. many of them escaped their enclosures following severe flooding over the weekend. a hippo that was roaming the streets had to be tranquilized and returned to the zoo. at least one lion and a bear were killed by police officers. and the severe flooding killed at least a dozen people and
several are still missing. meantime, in flood-stricken areas of louisiana, the red cross is trying to make things as comfortable as possible for families forced out by high water. all that water is moving south, creating concerns further down stream. the gulf region and the northeast are in for more downpours today. molly cochran at accuweather has our forecast. good morning, molly. >> thanks, alex and marci. well, for monday, we remain unsettled across the northeast. heavy downpours and thunderstorms from philadelphia into washington, d.c. meanwhile, we continue to watch carlos, likely to become a category 1 hurricane once again before making landfall on tuesday. also watching a potential tropical system, whether it becomes a tropical storm or not, bringing in some impacts to houston and the threat for flash flooding. alex and marci, back to you. >> all right. thanks, molly. an american who was trying to row across the pacific ocean alone has ended her attempt.
30-year-old sonya baumstein sent a distress signal over the weekend due to the bad weather that was expected. she was picked up by a freighter and passed along to a japanese coast guard ship. in the week she was rowing baumstein covered 155 miles of what was supposed to be a 6,000-mile journey. from our health headlines this morning, more and more school districts are considering later start times. and now a doctor's group is lending its support. in a study just released this morning, researchers say just moving the start of the school day from 8:00 to 8:30 would let kids get more sleep. that would improve alertness, motivation, and very important here, moods. the docs also recommend seven to nine hours of sleep for adults. >> seven to nine hours? when is the last time you got nine hours of sleep? >> i cannot remember. >> more sleep is better for everyone. all right, well, we all sometimes say we're just at the right place at the right time, right, to capture a once in a lifetime moment. here's what we think is a pretty good example of just that.
>> it happened over the weekend in florida's ocala national forest. a raccoon. this is amazing. gets his photo taken while standing on the back of an alligator. it's hard to believe this was real. the man whose soon took the picture said the raccoon wound up there as they approached. >> a second after the picture was taken, the raccoon had run off and the gator was under water. talk about one lucky raccoon. right? >> unbelievable. i heard the guys walked up and the raccoon got spooked, so ran into the water and just ended up on top of the alligator, kind of cruised along for a second. amazing he did not become lunch. >> amazing that he did not become lunch, and the alligator wasn't quick enough to turn around and grab it. >> didn't realize what was going on. >> lucky raccoon. well, coming up in "the skinny," a surprise from the star of "magic mike xxl" and why this surprise kind of disappointed some fans. also ahead, the hot pursuit of a silver-haired driver moving along in the middle of the road
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ride down a hill. 20 people on board suffered minor injuries. park officials are looking into what may have caused the incident. after hibernating for seven months, a spacecraft that landed on a speeding comet has awakened and phoned home. the lander called philae resumed communications with earth for more than a minute sending about 300 packages of data. it had lost contact last fall when its batteries died. the european space agency said the lander appeared to be still in pretty good shape. next two flying objects a lot closer to home, drones. and for a lot of people, they are way too close. >> when these flying cameras hover over backyards and peer into windows, fistfights and lawsuits can break out. abc's aditi roy with some of those battles. >> reporter: a drone smackdown causing buzz. watch as this man swats a drone to the ground. >> hey. don't touch that! >> reporter: warning its owners not to fly it over his home. that man declined to comment to reporters. but the owner of the high-tech
device is now asking that man to pay for the destroyed drone, worth $1,350. >> he swatted it down. it hit his leg, then hit the cement and smashed the camera, the blades, and messed up the copter. >> reporter: the growing popularity of drones sparking disputes among neighbors across the country. in vancouver, washington. >> it was freaky. >> reporter: a 7-year-old boy says he noticed a drone flying outside the window of this home and scared, he hid, while his friend's grandfather says he came face to face with the flying craft. >> i went in the house, got my bb gun and pointed it at it, and it took off. >> reporter: the man flying that drone contends he never got too close to the home's window. some cities and states have their own drone laws. in california, for instance, you can fly your drone freely as long as you don't look into other people's homes. in order to protect their privacy, people have tried to use trespassing laws or even stalking charges to fight back against drones in their neighborhoods with little success, demonstrating that
these floating novelties are truly flying into unchartered territory. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >> it's going to be so hard to sort of keep an eye on all that, because the use of them is exploding, but regulating them -- >> right, there are no federal regulations. the rules vary state to state. and they're becoming so much more popular. i can't imagine you look outside and one of these is in your yard invading your space. it's crazy. >> can i say for the record my nephew has a small one, just like that but smaller. it's kind of hard to fly. it's not easy. >> oh, really? >> i crashed it several times. >> i'm sure he appreciated that. >> yeah, anyway. they're hard to fly and it's going to be interesting to see how this is going to end as they figure out how to regulate them. >> for sure. when we come back, mcdreamy's race car dreams come true. patrick dempsey's emotional win on the track. and a weekend of onstage calamity for rock stars. "the skinny's" coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now"
it was actually his fourth time driving in the race, which involves teams of four taking turns for 24 hours straight. >> and he might just have a future in motorsports. team mcdreamy came in second in their category. so, congrats to the "grey's anatomy" star. all right, well, other a-listers didn't have quite that memorable a weekend. let's get you caught up with "the skinny" weekend roundup. >> first, john stamos busted for dui in beverly hills. he was taken to the hospital. he was okay. he tweeted his appreciation to the beverly hills pd for the whole thing. and he is set to appear in the upcoming "fuller house" on netflix. then up next, the awesomeness of intofoo fighters' dave grohl, who broke his leg in sweden. returned to the stage and played for 2 1/2 hours more. and the next day, more rock and roll danger. that is five seconds of summer guitarist michael clifford being burned by pyrotechnics that were part of the show. the 19-year-old aussie posted
his thumbs-up pic on facebook. despite that big old bandage, he says he's doing all right. toughing through it, these rockers. man. >> ouch! well, john stamos not the only "full house" alum to make "the skinny" today. we take you to the hamptons for a 29th birthday blowout like no other. the olsen twins clearly having an amazing time at their olympic-themed birthday. the smiles, as you can see right there. >> oh, yes. >> the excitement. >> so thrilled. all right. let's check out mary-kate sort of breaking a smile. that's more of a smile than her twin there. all right. >> like a half mile right? >> happy birthday to both talented ladies, nonetheless. it's a birthday party! why are they -- at least smile for the picture for your birthday party. >> maybe it's a thing, like an inside joke that we don't get. >> perhaps. well, it is good to be channing tatum. the "magic mike" hunk seems to find a party wherever he goes. >> follows him. last night, that meant one of l.a.'s biggest parties, the gay
pride parade where he found his way on to one of the floats getting his groove on to the sweet beats. there he is. but perhaps disappointing a ton of people in the crowd because, look, he's fully clothed. >> that is unacceptable. not like his shirtless moves in "magic mike xxl," which comes out in just 16 days, not that any of us are counting, not that any of us with waiting. maybe that's why he kept the shirt on, saying if you want to see the topless version, you've got to buy a ticket, go to the movie. >> pr move. >> apparently. >> give you a little bit, you've got to come back for more. >> still disappointing, nonetheless. finally, you were watching on friday. you saw one of our biggest polkas ever. >> this is awesome. ♪ kermit the frog dropped by to perform with barry mitchell. >> and the famous frog even tweeted about his time with us. he said barry's accordion and his own banjo were a match made in heaven. you can see it again on our website. >> this was also -- a friend of mine sent me a message on facebook and said, please, buy this guy a beer and send me the bill because this is the best thing ever. kermit has a lot of fans.
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ground. the whole unlikely encounter caught on dash cam video. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> can you pull over into that little opening right there for me? >> reporter: it took one very patient washington state trooper and one silver-haired speedster zipping sweetly along at 6 miles per hour -- >> there's no license plate. >> reporter: -- to turn an unusual highway confrontation endearingly sweet. officer david hints was responding to concerned calls regarding a rogue driver. >> i don't want you to get hurt out here. that's my job. >> reporter: this grandmother lost on her way home. >> you're four miles this way. >> reporter: officer hints offering her a careful police escort, roadside assistance, and reassurance. >> just don't tip it. >> i'm not going to tip it. >> reporter: the grandma insisting to the end there was no need for fuss. >> if you would have left me alone, i would have gotten home. >> well, no, you were going the wrong way. >> reporter: officer hints saying he was just doing the right thing. >> i just treated her the way i
would have wanted somebody to treat my mom. >> reporter: and instead of a ticket, his advice, no more driving on route 56. >> okay. no more out on the state route. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> i love how sassy she is. she's like if you would have just left me alone. >> basically, she's like, don't tell me what to do. i would have been where i needed to be if you wouldn't have stopped me. >> exactly. stop holding me up. i've got places to go. [ sirens ] >> you've got to love that fire in her, that will to keep going. >> we look pretty tough. i don't know if we would have been as nice to her as that guy was. tough cops. >> i would have let her go. you look like you would have given her a ticket. >> that's me reaching for my ticket book right there. don't mess with us. >> you're going to get a citation, lady. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news on abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. orld news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning -- back-to-back shark attacks. scary scenes in the same town. teens left seriously injured in separate incidents. experts weighing in this morning about why this is so rare. a massive fireball lighting up the sky, visible for 20 miles. the new video just coming in. caught on camera robbers ransacking a store. one of them getting stuck in the ceiling. eventually getting away with the goods and setting the store fire. and another thriller in game five of the nba finals. it could all be over with just one more win. our t.j. holmes is in the middle of the madness.